non-communicable diseases

This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it

Ina Skosana

Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.


Why life with this common condition can be an emotional rollercoaster

Nelisiwe Msomi

Having a chronic illness can raise your risk of depression. For diabetics, the blood sugar high and lows of everyday life take an extra toll.


Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this December

Bhekisisa team

Before you down those beers at the braai, find out how much alcohol is too much this December.


Cancer and heart disease: Can alcohol help you or hurt you?

Charles Parry

Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.


[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'

Mia Malan

With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?